Police say two arrested after ‘taps’Bismarck police say two men have been arrested in a new police effort called “shoulder taps” to try to control underage drinking.
BISMARCK (AP) — Bismarck police say two men have been arrested in a new police effort called “shoulder taps” to try to control underage drinking.
Police Sgt. Dwight Offerman said the men were arrested Tuesday night after young people approached them near a liquor store and asked them to buy alcohol. Offerman said a 32-year-old Jacksonville, Fla., man and a 22-year-old Poland man face charges of delivering alcohol to minors.
Offerman said the young people attempted four or five “shoulder taps,” and only the two men bought alcohol.
Offerman also said eight of 68 businesses failed alcohol compliance checks Tuesday night. He said four businesses checked identification and still sold booze to teens under age 21, while four businesses sold it without checking identification.